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15 August 2019

A - Level and BTEC Results

Students at Kings Sixth are celebrating their fantastic A Level and BTEC results. Nearly a quarter of all grades were A* or A with almost a half being A*, A or B (or equivalent). Kings Sixth is one of the largest school sixth forms in Somerset with an inclusive intake. The students have worked tirelessly to achieve these hard earned results that reflect both their commitment to and effort in, their studies. There were incredible individual achievements. These include: Lucy Bishop and James Hughes, both of whom achieved 4 A* grades. Lucy intends to continue her studies within art, whilst James will take up his place to study Computer Science at the University of Oxford. Joe Maggs achieved A*A*A*A, whilst Leo Robinson-O’Hara gained A*A*A*, both exceptional and well deserved. Further excellent results were achieved by Marcus Ham A*A*A, Anas Idris A*A*A, Maisie Lewis A*A*A, Iona Neil A*A*B, and Sebastian Woodward A*A*AA. They will continue their education in German and Arabic, Medicine, Music, German and Arabic, and Mathematics respectively. In addition, Charlie Bradshaw gained AAAA, Jamie Harris A*AA, Molly Ross Distinction* Distinction and A, and Victoria...... more

17 July 2019

A Kings superstar in the making!

Joe is offered place at prestigious Performing Arts conservatoire.<> Kings Year 10 Performing Arts student, Joe Thomas, recently travelled to Essex to the prestigious ‘Performers College’ where he took part in a day of boys workshops. During the musical theatre workshop, Joe was scouted by Performers College and invited to attend their Elite Programme, a huge opportunity for aspiring performers such as Joe. The Elite Programme is run once a month and is only offered to performers that they believe have potential and demonstrate a real passion for performance. The programme selects just 30 students a year nationwide to be a part of the workshops, delivered by lecturers at the college and professionals from the industry. Joe said “I was extremely grateful and excited to be asked to join and I can’t wait to go and train with them.” The programme is intensive, run for 6 hours at a time and focusing on a range of dance styles such as contemporary, jazz and musical theatre. Kings Performing Arts teacher, Miss Hall said “It is a brilliant achievement for Joe, and a testament to the hard work he puts in both in lessons and in extracurricular...... more

16 July 2019

The Rotary of Mendip Young Artist Competition 2019 at Kings

Year 9 budding artists busily crafted and created their entries for the competition during the spring term. The Judging took place in early May with Rotary Members Richard Acreman and Janet Travis joining the faculty to make some tough decisions as to the final winning selection. The Rotary hosted the award ceremony on Thursday 12th July at the Strawberry Inn, Draycott. The winning students were accompanied by their parents who praised the support from the Rotary to promote young artists. All agreed the celebration and recognition of their individual talents gave a real boost to building their confidence in art, photography and textiles. The Year 9 young artists were awarded vouchers and art prizes to further encourage their artistic skill set with the overall winner being Maisy Loader for her painting of a Somerset landscape! The overall results we as follows: Category 1: Somerset Landscape painting Acrylic and water colour<> First: Maisy Loader, Second: Nell Tucknott Category 2: Photography Themes: Somerset Landscapes, Wildlife and Macro<> First: Millie Court, Second: Emilie Peake, Highly recommended: Edith Tucknott Category 3: Still Life...... more

11 July 2019

The Kings of Wessex Academy's Big Pitch on Tour!

The Kings of Wessex Academy ‘Big Pitch’ entrepreneurs represented the academy at the Rotary Youth Showcase Event on Saturday 6th July at Stanchester School. The Rotary Youth Showcase is an annual event hosted by the District Chair of Rotary and is an opportunity to showcase all of the Youth programmes that take place across the district. The Kings of Wessex Academy were invited to attend with our Big Pitch - our enterprise project aimed at Year 9 students. This year’s winners (back in March) were Fancy Fudge and one of the runner up teams was Nomm-on (biscuits). The Kings of Wessex students did a fantastic job of not only selling to the public but also speaking to the audience and host Mr Brian Kirkup about the skills they had gained through entering the competition and successfully running their own enterprises. Scarlett Smith and Florence Reeson who were the 2019 winners of The Big Pitch were busy selling their fabulous fudge, whilst Nic Jones who was runner up with his 2 team mates in this year’s competition, stood alone on Saturday making and selling Nomm-on, but still did a tremendous job! Ex-Kings of Wessex student Skye Frewin also spoke with...... more

01 July 2019

Year 12 Biologist getting up close with nature!

Year 12 Biologists from The Kings of Wessex Academy got up close to nature in the sunshine on their recent Biology fieldtrip to Westbury Quarry. As part of their A level practical skills requirements, students were involved in planning and investigating the effect of an environmental factor on the distribution of a species. This involved a habitat survey using quadrats and transect surveys. A great experience for all to be out in the field gaining invaluable hands on experience. Always an outstanding trip that allows students to put their Biological studies into practise, this trip really brings the subject to life in such a stunning setting. The students showed enthusiasm and curiosity whilst observing creatures in their natural habitat. Well done to all involved ! ... more